[HISTORY: Adopted by Dutchess County 8-11-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Mass transportation and airport and aviation facilities — See General Municipal Law Art. 5-I.
The purpose of this chapter is to assure the provision of adequate mass transportation services at reasonable cost for the citizens and residents of the County of Dutchess.
The County shall have the power and is hereby authorized to acquire, construct, reconstruct, improve, equip, maintain or operate one or more mass transportation capital projects as defined and provided for in Article 5-I of the General Municipal Law. The County shall have the power and is hereby authorized to occupy or use any of the streets, roads, highways, avenues, parks, or public places of the County therefor and to agree upon and contract for the terms and conditions thereof.
The County shall have the power and is hereby authorized to make a contract or contracts with any person, firm or corporation, including a public authority, for the equipment, maintenance or operation of a mass transportation facility owned, acquired, constructed, reconstructed or improved by the County.
The County shall have the power and is hereby authorized to enter into a contract or contracts for fair and reasonable consideration for mass transportation services to be rendered to the public by a privately owned or operated mass transportation facility. Such power and authorization shall include, but not be limited to, the power to appropriate funds for payment of such consideration, and to provide that all or part of such consideration shall be in the form of capital equipment to be furnished to and used and maintained by such privately owned or operated mass transportation facility.